One customer insisted that his older drive be destroyed in order to prevent people from harvesting data after they retrieved the drive from his trash bin. I explained that it could be wiped in a manner that would make retrieval impossible – even if the CIA was involved. It’s true – drives can be securely wiped and reformatted for future use. Anyway, he still felt uncomfortable, so I disassembled the drive and gave him the platters. He proceeded to scratch one platter with the other. Anyway, they’re just wind chimes at this point. I recommend that people look into securely wiping their drives. It’s certainly less wasteful than destroying them.